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Palinroe by EthalenSkye Palinroe by EthalenSkye
Pt. II of Lanthrish Locales
Pt. I "The Great Tower of Skye" [link]
Pt. III "Aleth Hult" [link]
We have arrived to our second stop on the Lanthrish Loacales tour. Palinroe, meaning "Holy Way", is home to the Paladins of the Elemental Lance Orders. Their mountain fortress sits on a dome of solid rock surrounded a by a hot spring that flows forth from deep under the mountain, to a waterfall, and ending in a small lake at the foot of the mountain. The walled pathway leading up the face before you is the actual "Palinroe". The "pivot" towers are crowned with four angels, each representing the angels charged to oversee the elements.
At the very top you can catch a glimpse of the Great Hall and the dome of the Templos en El-Ardana - Sanctuary of the Lord's Elements. A beacon appears on one of four towers about mountain's crown.
The near-approach to the lake bridge is lined with statues of angels bowing and bearing lances.
Around the mountain can be seen several towers and abodes. Most are defensive, some are agricultural. Inside the fortress walls are various building of trade and training. There are keeps provided for each Order of Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
Not all paladins stay here. There are outposts and patrols throughout East Lanthranolund that they traverse, for Lanthrish land is sacred land. A day is coming when the Orders shall face the task for which they were ultimately formed - Battle with the Ungod's Minions . . . . . . . . .

14"x17" medium drawing paper.Pencil, Faber Castel Grey Brush pens, digital work for the mists and beacon light.
Appx. 10 hrs. to completion.
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:iconvegvisir:
Vegvisir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
Outstsanding work!!!
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gummyrabbit Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Writer
Wow! This is so impressive! The detail is just incredible.
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:D
Thank you very much! :)
Sorry for such a late reply.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very epic. Wonderful job!
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconandreth:
Andreth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This fortress looks beautiful. You are indeed great with landscapes and scenery. I love the architecture of this one.
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you very much! It's near time I did another one! :lol:
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NaurCalad Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You gotta be kidding me, this is AWESOME! I love the details and the composition, nice job! :D
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
:lol: I love your reaction!
That made me smile. :)
Wonderful compliment!
Thank you very much, my friend.

And Cheers for the :+fav: ;)
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Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconmongoose9634:
Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
all praise well deserved ;)
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:iconharryvincent:
HarryVincent Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
reminds me of Les Cités Obscures
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Thank you! I've seen some work regarding the story. I'm happy it could fit. :)
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:iconnihoneria:
Nihoneria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Wonderful drawing, I love it!
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:iconasetix:
asetix Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
This looks really intense!
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
It's definitely one of my favourites! Thank you!!! :)
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:iconpyre-born:
Pyre-Born Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Gotta admit, I love this picture!
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Thank you very much!
sorry for the way-late reply! :D
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:iconpyre-born:
Pyre-Born Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Haha, no problem!
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
More of these please! Tower of Babel mixed with Gondolin, nice outcome. Good detailing.
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Thank you very much for the kind comment and compliment! :D
There are a couple more images in my gallery that go with this to make a series: "Lanthrish Locales"
The Great Tower of Skye & Aleth Hult.
I do have a couple more locales in mind. Patience, my friend. Patience.:lol:
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lomehir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
this is amazing!
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Thank you very much, Paulo! And thank you for the :+fav: & :+devwatch: too! :)
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trad-HP-rocks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
Just amazing :wow: Fantastic work! I really like the mist that you added :D
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trad-HP-rocks Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
That's cool. Those programs really open up possibilities!

I don't know much about them myself, however :)
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Thank you very much! :D It needed mists, and I couldn't do it with me pens mixed w/ pencil! I like Corel and Adobe stuff
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ExAbrupto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008   Photographer
Well, it has been many months since I haven't been adding a favorite to my list. And there it goes. A favorite for this one! I saw the word " massive " which trully blends with the drawing. I love it. I love the trees ( yeah, it's me again, the guy who loved the trees in that other drawing of yours, the tree hugger ). I love the way it is carved into the mountain. The details make the whole thing awesome. The various installations on the left and right ( which implies tunnels and people living IN the mountain ). The flock of birds! The fire and mist ( which is trully amazing 'cause it blends with the drawings and I know this very hard to do ). Through this immense and colossal artwork there is subtlety and a gentle hand behind it. You can easily see yourself actually living in there, walking through the tunnels if an almost infinite beauty. You can come and clean your weary body in an impressive outdoor pool. Eat the rarest and most delightful meals coming from each and every surrounding kingdoms. Pleasure yourself with the finest of women ( or men, for some ). For reservations please call 1-800-PALINROE. Be quick before the volcano we built our city on finally erupts!
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
You've imagined Palinroe the way I have - except for the pleasure with women, AND certainly not men :lol:!!! Paladins have to maintain holy composure, and though Palinroe is no hedonistic center I imagine they have accomodations for visitors. So, sure! They should call that number! :D
As for a volcano, none to worry! I created the core as a solid dome/shaft of bedrock. A hot spring, deep down below, flows up around the rock and creates a misty natural mote atop the mount befor flowing out and down the south face to cool in a small lake and continue on to the sea to be carried on currents across the whole world and bring cleansing and healing to all the big beautiful whales that like to eat krill - You know, after ages of swimming creatures in the ocean and all their pee and poo . . . . . . . nevermind . . . . . .
Um, . . . . . . Thank you very much for the wonderful comment and the :+fav:!!!! :D
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MelodicInterval Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
i'm jealous of your skills!!! >_<
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
You have wonderful skill, yourself!
Thank you very much! :hug:
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MissStark Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The immense detail you put into this is simply breathtaking! I love the perspective here, it makes the city looks so gigantic. The zigzagging road is like a cross between Minas Tirith and Dunharrow.

Altogether marvellous! :+favlove:
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
You know, those two places had a bit of influence in the creation of Palinroe! :nod:
Thank you! :D
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Norloth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg:
I am speachless! Just awesome!
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
:aww: Thank you!
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Norloth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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kika1983 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007   General Artist
quite a details:) well done really good work:)
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
:bow: Thank you kindly!
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Chelovek Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awesome work
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AinuLaire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Catching up on dev stuff, going back through this... *whistles* Wow. Impressive. All of your stuff really is impressive.
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:iconainulaire:
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Yep- RL has quite taken over my life. That and LOTRO. XD We are all well; I hope you are well yourself! :)
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Suvi!!! :wave: So good to hear from you!
I read your latest journal - goodness! You've been about as scarce as myself, it sounds like!
Hope you and your new sister, as well as your whole family, are doing well.
Thank you for the wonderful compliment! :hug:
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:iconainulaire:
AinuLaire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Yes, RL has quite taken over my life. I am well; hope you are well yourself :)
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007   General Artist
gosh, only 10 hours? you are a fast worker :evillaugh:

:clap:wonderful image - takes me months to get as much detail :nod:
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Frostbiteaxe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Reminds me of the Isengard Fort in LOTR, but this is more complicated, stunning and original.
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Thank you, bro! :)
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malefic3 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
Hey! incredible drawing! :clap:
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:iconethalenskye:
EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Thank you, thank you!!!! :D
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malefic3 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
You are welcome! :)
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kamiel666 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
that's just... wow :O great job :D
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